GM Planning to Put Self-Driving Cars to Commercial Use by Michael Accardi November 10, 2017 Share Comments General Motors is outlining its vision for an autonomous future. The company announced it will outline its view on the future of self-driving technology in a webcast scheduled for investors on November 30. According to Reuters, it’s believed GM plans to expand its autonomous vehicle research to encompass commercial uses. Last month, GM debuted SURUS, a flexible, autonomous fuel cell electric platform likely destined for military and first response use and also made a splash when the company purchased Strobe, a startup producing LIDAR laser sensors. GM’s Cruise automation has already been running self-driving Bolts around San Francisco for the better part of the last year, it’s possible the company could be eying an autonomous ride-sharing service, along the lines of Waymo’s recently announced robo-taxi.